The main aim of this course is to further develop ELT students’ listening and pronunciation skills. It focuses on listening sub-skills such as understanding the essence of phonetics and will provide practice in taking notes, making predictions, accessing specific and detailed information, and inferring meaning from context. ELT students will also be engaged in listening to and watching different accents from different areas, focusing on authentic listening materials.

This page contains resources and materials for the Oral Communication Skills I course of the FIU English Language Teaching program.

The main aim of this course is to develop both the vocabulary and the vocabulary learning skills of students in the English Language Teaching program within the framework of the 6000 most frequent words as derived from the British National Corpus (BNC). The course covers such varied items as the relationship between lexical items and structural forms, word formation including prefixes and suffixes, idioms, collocations, slang, euphemisms, neologisms, proverbs and phrasal verbs in spoken and written language.

This course introduces ELT sophomore students to the scientific study of human language, its nature, structure and use. It considers the origins and the properties of language, animals and human language, phonetics, phonology, word formation, semantics, language and the brain, sign language, artificial language, writing, language universals and the interrelation of language  and culture. The course familiarizes students with concepts, models and analytic procedures essential for the foundation in linguistics.

This page contains resources common to all courses in the FIU ELT program.